I left the house only twice last week, and neither time was to buy food. 😉 There were leftovers in the fridge to eat up, garden projects to work on and wool to dye. It’s been a long time since I’ve had so many garden projects in the works and as my thoughts turn towards working in the garden each day, so do all the new varieties of vegetables I’ll be growing this year, and what I’ll be doing with all that produce come harvest time.
I am insanely excited for the little pop up veggie stand I plan to have at the end of the driveway in late summer, and to do my summer canning outside this year. Thanks to your advice, I went ahead and ordered a Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Range for canning outdoors and did a test run with it over the weekend and dyed a batch of wool.
I was going for a clam shell color to add to my Etsy offerings and the wool turned out lovely! It’s an exciting time around here, and some weeks cooking just takes a back burner to the garden. Keep it simple. That’s my plan for the rest of this year. If I can stick to that, I think everything will fall into place.
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather eat pasta the day after it’s made. Something about it sitting in the fridge overnight and soaking up all the sauce… Just makes it taste so much better in my opinion.
Picky dinner night. The horseradish cheddar from ALDI kinda reminded me of the Yancy’s wasabi cheese Costco sells around the holidays. The horseradish cheese has a little less punch though. And I’d totally buy it again.
A simple ham and bean soup. Nothing is more nourishing after a long day of working outside in the misty spring air than a big pot of soup. The fact that there was leftovers, was just an added bonus.
Dear chocolate brownies cookies… it’s been to long. 😉 I would make these cookies all the time for the kids school functions and bake sales and they were always a big hit. If you’ve never made these before, trust me, it’s a recipe you’ll want to Pin to your Pinterest account.
Saturday night beans. It’s a New England tradition! 😉
And last but not least, Sunday morning breakfast in bed. Leftover beans, fried potatoes, bacon, and scrambled eggs with zucchini and spinach.
Some weeks the food is totally simple, and others it’s a big adventure. 😉
How about you? When was the last time you didn’t buy groceries for a week? Didn’t it feel nice not to have to walk in to a store?
Total Spent This Week $0
- Total Spent in April on Groceries $169.98
- Total Spent in March on Groceries $306.75 <– Apartment life, moving across the country and settling into a new house
- Total Spent in February on Groceries $259.81 < Living in an apartment and buying a lot of ready-made meals
- Total Spent in January on Groceries $240.15 <– Packing mode and not cooking from scratch as much